Welcome to PlayCV, a non-profit organization designed with your students in mind. We bring afterschool enrichment classes and activities to your school campuses in Castro Valley.
The Full PLAY
Take advantage of all that PlayCV has to offer with The Full P.L.A.Y., a program that runs every day after school. Currently being offered during the 2022/23 School Year at all nine Elementary Schools and both Middle Schools. The Full P.L.A.Y. is available to all students from Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 8th grade.
The Full P.L.A.Y. is an afterschool program that is designed to provide enrichment classes and activities. Each day starts with students meeting at a central location, usually the Multi-Purpose Room, for a nutritious snack and to check in. That’s followed by a variety of activities which may include attending one of PlayCV’s classes, receiving school work support in Homework Club, participating in fun playground games and outdoor activities, or enjoying social engagement opportunities.
PlayCV offers two main types of programs. The first is The Full Play, which is essentially a school-year long program that runs every day that school is open. The second type of program is our Enrichment Classes, an a-la-carte offering of classes that typically lasts one hour per day, one or two days per week, in 8-week to 10-week long sessions.
Students enrolled in The Full P.L.A.Y. will get an opportunity to join two PlayCV Enrichment Classes during each 8-week to 10-week session. For a list of the various Enrichment Classes that are available each session, please see our course catalog. Families of students enrolled in The Full P.L.A.Y. will be provided a code they can use to enroll in the two Enrichment Classes of their choice. We ask that you browse the catalog with your student and choose classes you both have an interest in. On days where your student is not enrolled in one of these Enrichment Classes, they will be receiving homework support and participating in other Enrichment Activities that are exclusive to The Full P.L.A.Y. program.
PlayCV ensures a ratio of one (1) instructor for every twenty (20) students. For TK and Kindergarten, the ratio is one (1) instructor for every ten (10) students.
The Full P.L.A.Y. is offered at each Elementary and Middle School site in the Castro Valley Unified School District. The program runs each day that school is in session, beginning at the last bell and with the latest pick-up time being 6:00 PM. It is also offered with a latest pick-up time of 4:30 PM. On school days where an alternative schedule is followed (minimum days), The Full P.L.A.Y. shifts to an earlier start time, but the latest pick-up times stay the same. On days where there is no school because of a Holiday or staff development day, The Full P.L.A.Y. along with other PlayCV programs will not occur, unless otherwise offered and notified.
Students who are enrolled in The Full P.L.A.Y. are not required to attend every day. However, due to scheduling and staffing logistics, PlayCV is not able to offer a discount for a student who chooses to attend less than 5 days a week. We do, however, offer a sibling discount in the amount of 20% off the tuition or class fees of the oldest sibling(s) after one full priced child is enrolled. This discount is applied within five (5) days of a completed enrollment.
TK and Kindergarten students are met at their classroom at the last bell, and escorted over to the PlayCV program, whether it’s The Full P.L.A.Y. or one of our Enrichment Classes. All other students will meet after the last bell at a central location, typically the Multi-Purpose Room.
For TK students who are enrolled in a PM TK Class, PlayCV offers an option where the students can be checked in as early as 8:20 AM. A PlayCV Instructor will escort the student to their classroom at the start time. Then, at last bell, a PlayCV Instructor will meet the student at their classroom and escort them back to The Full P.L.A.Y. program until checked out.
Payment Plans & Cost
Once a student is enrolled in The Full P.L.A.Y., they will remain enrolled for the entirety of the school year or until withdrawn. The cost for the program is billed monthly, and is due at the beginning of each month or, in the case of the program being already in progress, at the time of enrollment. PlayCV offers payment plan options to best fit each account holder’s needs.
PlayCV offers a sibling discount in the amount of 20% off the tuition or class fees of the oldest sibling(s) after one full priced child is enrolled. This discount is applied within five (5) days of a completed enrollment.
The cost of the program varies by grade level, and by which “latest pick-up time” is chosen. For simplicity, the average cost per month is shown below. The actual payment due, however, is determined by which payment plan option is chosen at enrollment.
For 6th grade, 7th grade, and 8th grade students;
With a pick-up time no later than 6:00pm, the monthly cost would be $456.00
With a pick-up time no later than 4:30pm, the monthly cost would be $342.00
For 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade and 5th grade students;
With a pick-up time no later than 6:00pm, the monthly cost would be $608.00
With a pick-up time no later than 4:30pm, the monthly cost would be $456.00
For Kindergarten students;
With a pick-up time no later than 6:00pm, the monthly cost would be $883.50
With a pick-up time no later than 4:30pm, the monthly cost would be $665.00
For TK Students*
With a pick-up time no later than 5:30pm, the monthly cost would be $1011.70
With a pick-up time no later than 3:00pm, the monthly cost would be $674.50
*Students enrolled in a PM TK Class at their school can be checked in at PlayCV as early as 8:20am.
2023/24 School Year
We are thrilled to offer our comprehensive and engaging enrichment program for the upcoming 2023/24 School year. We continuously work to reduce our costs. For this reason, we are not yet able to publish next year's price schedule. Click the link below to Pre-Register. By completing the pre-registration form, you can hold a spot for your student in our program, and you will also help us to plan appropriate staff levels for each site. Your cooperation is essential in enabling us to provide the best possible experience for your student. Please note that Open Enrollment will occur in late June/Early July, and we will need you to complete that step as well to confirm your student's enrollment in the program. We will send out further information regarding Open Enrollment as it gets closer.